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Amundsen Coast: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Amundsen Coast in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Amundsen Coast

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 375

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -162

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): That portion of the coast to the S of the Ross Ice Shelf lying between Morris Peak on the E side of Liv Glacier and the W side of the Scott Glacier. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1961 for Captain Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who led his own expedition in 1910-12 to the Antarctic. Setting up a base at Framheim at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, he sledged southward across the shelf and discovered a route up the Axel Heiberg Glacier along this coast to reach the polar plateau. He was the first to reach the South Pole, December 14, 1911.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Amundsen Coast in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Amundsen Coast should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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